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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 14 October 1944, at Brown Ship Building Co., Houston, TX.
  • Launched, 4 November 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-114, 1 December 1944, LT. Garrett Bunker USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-114 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LSM Flotilla Nine, CDR. D. L. Francis USN (23);
    LSM Group Twenty-Six, LCDR. L. Brouwer, USN;
    LSM Division Fifty-One
  • Following World War II USS LSM-114 was assigned to Occupation Service in the Far East from 19 October to 20 November 1945
  • Decommissioned, 10 June 1946, at Terminal Island Navy Yard, San Pedro, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 19 July 1946
  • Final Disposition, sold, December 1946, to A. G. Schoonmaker Inc., NY, for scrapping, delivered, 6 January 1947
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" (ovl)
    Beam 34' 6"
    light, 3' 6" forward, 7' 8" aft
    fully loaded, 6' 4" forward, 8' 3" aft
    Speed 13.2 kts. (max.), (928 tons displacement)
    5 officers
    54 enlisted
    one twin bow mounted 40mm gun
    four single 20mm gun mounts
    Vehicle/Boat Capacity 5 medium or 3 heavy tanks, or 6 LVT's, or 9 DUKW's
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 1,225 Bbls
    Troop Accommodations
    2 officers
    46 enlisted
    Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
    Endurance 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)
    two Fairbanks Morse (model 38D81/8X10, reversible with hydraulic clutch) Diesel engines, direct drive with 1,440 BHP each @ 720rpm
    Ship's Service Generators
    two Diesel-drive 100Kw 450V A.C.
    one Diesel-drive 20Kw 120V D.C.
    twin propellers, 2,800shp

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    LSM-114 93k USS LSM-114 and two unidentified LSMs beached at Wakayama, Japan while unloading equipment for the occupation, 25 September 1945. Joe Tepley to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-114 115k USS LSM-114 beached at Wakayama, Japan after off loading equipment for the occupation, 25 September 1945. Joe Tepley to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-114 57k USS LSM-114 underway while in convoy, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-66/468/114 70k USS LSM-66, USS LSM-468, and USS LSM-114, nested together at Terminal Island CA. Note USS LSM-66 is missing her bow doors which were lost in a storm. (Courtesy of Harlan Criss). Robert Hall for his father
    John W. Hall Gunner's Mate USS LSM-487

    The history extract for USS LSM-114 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Bunker, Garrett USNR1 December 1944 - 10 June 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    USS LSM-LSMR Association
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